Mechanical removal of louse eggs helps reduce the number of lice that might hatch on the scalp. Since children who are declared “nit-free” can return to class sooner, removing nits has a positive impact on their morale and lessens disruption to their school activities. Special combs such as the TermiNITor™ Head Lice Comb by Health Enterprises, Inc. can be effectively used for mechanical nit removal.